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2 hrs ago | Blue Mountains Gazette

Troy Cox eyes US tour berth

A big pay cheque from a tournament win in Rockhampton will help keep Katoomba golfer Troy Cox on track to fulfil his long-term dream to play on the US tour.

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7 hrs ago | Daily Mail

Teenage girl gets $20,000 vest to fight disease that killed her sister

The $20K life-changing vest that's helping a teenage girl battle the disease that killed her sister just a year ago Sabrina has a lung capacity of 55 per cent and with the vest, hopes to build it up to 90 per cent A year after losing her sister to cy stic fibro sis , a 17-year-old girl has received a life-changing vest to combat the sam e condition ... (more)

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11 hrs ago | ABC News

Mt Isa's Dr Ed Buttersworth talks about the challenges of being a cattle vet in northern Australia

It might be difficult to imagine what a cattle veterinarian in Mount Isa would have in common with a bovine expert who hails from Hamburg, or a scientist from San Diego? But it's a common bond of equipping the cattle industry with the latest in medicine and science that has attracted the world's biggest gathering of cattle researchers to Cairns ... (more)

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11 hrs ago | ABC News

Tiger bites zookeeper on leg on Queensland's Sunshine Coast

The 42-year-old man suffered a puncture wound to his leg while trying to move the animal to a different enclosure at Australia Zoo.

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12 hrs ago | ZDNet

DNA computer could curb virus spread

Deadly viruses such as Ebola could be detected faster thanks to a Queensland researcher's development of a molecular computer.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

ComputerWorld

Vodafone uses low-band to boost 4G coverage

Telco claiming it will provide 4G services to 95 per cent of the metropolitan population by the end of 2014 Vodafone on Tuesday announced it had reallocated its low-band 850MHz mobile spectrum to boost 4G network coverage - particularly indoors - for 1.5 million of its existing customers.

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The Age

Vladimir Putin: what can Australia do?

The families of 38 Australians and permanent residents have been dragged into the geopolitical brinksmanship of Russia and the West.

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Medical News

Probiotics have 'modest' effect on blood pressure

The team pooled data from nine randomised controlled trials, involving a total of 543 participants.

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Townsville Bulletin

Police seize stolen firearms

ACTING police nabbed two men just 90 minutes after they allegedly stole six firearms and a large amount of ammunition from a home in North Ward.

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Paddock Talk

Percat On A High Heading To Queensland Raceway

After achieving his most successful weekend of V8 Supercars racing at Townsville three weeks ago, Coates Hire Racing's Nick Percat is determined to continue his good form at this weekend's championship round at Queensland Raceway, the Coates Hire 400.

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Suria

Koala survives terrifying ride clinging...

Timberwolf the koala was lucky to be alive Monday after surviving a terrifying 88-kilometre ride down a busy Australian freeway clinging to the bottom of a car.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

International Business Times

Australia's Luckiest Koala: Hit by a Car and Hung On To It From Maryborough to Gympie

's luckiest koala, was hit by a car on the Bruce Highway on July 25 and then hung on to the car grille for a span of 88 kilometres and survived.

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ABC News

Koala survives car hit and 88km ride to Gympie

A koala survived being hit by a car near Maryborough early Friday morning only to be later discovered clinging to the car's grille at a service station approximately 88 kilometres down the road at Gympie.

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Mashable

Lily Allen's Prank Photograph Gets Australian Police Busted

Australian Federal Police are in hot water after they were involved in a prank gone wrong with British pop star Lily Allen.

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Townsville Bulletin

March steps up uranium fury

People marched along The Strand against uranium mining. LR Sally Pryor, Jenny Brown and Cat Hockings as well as Eddie the 4 year old Maltese cross.

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Yahoo!

Plans to extend work for dole scheme

The unemployed will have to perform 40 job searches a month and up to 25 hours community service per week or lose their payments, under an extension of the federal government's work for the dole scheme.

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NEWS.com.au

Abbott leads the world, but not the polls

THE Western Line is the city's worst. It is overcrowded. It has the most late trains, and is among the most dangerous in terms of violent assaults.

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ABC News

Promise check: $6.7 billion to fix the Bruce Highway

"We will provide an investment of $6.7 billion to partner with the Queensland Government in an $8.5 billion package of works," it says .

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NEWS.com.au

Newman: I'm not going anywhere

HE'S got two massive by-election losses under his belt and a long line of people baying for his political blood but Premier Campbell Newman insists he is in this for the long haul.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

NZ troops train in Queensland

A New Zealand Army soldier prepares to take aim during Exercise Hamel which is being held in Townsville in northern Queensland.

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